Glenn Dean Biography

Glenn Dean Biography

 

Glenn Dean painting in Carmel

Glenn Dean painting in Carmel

Glenn recognized his interest for art at the age of 13, however, he didn't realize his love for painting the landscape until his early 20's. His path became clear when he first saw examples of work by the Early California and Western landscape painters of the early 1900’s. “Their work emphasized the importance of seeing the color of light combined with interesting compositions and seemingly effortless designs, while carefully observing the simple and basic characteristics of a specific location”.

 

Glenn Dean, Storm Riders, Taos, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30"

Glenn Dean, Storm Riders, Taos, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30"

 

Basically a self-taught artist, Glenn has a passion and joy for discovering answers to the complexities found in the works of the past masters.  Glenn strives for a similar quality in his work and uses the past masters as a standard to check his own work against. “The early painters incorporated good use of the principles of aesthetic art”.  Glenn believes that their paintings revealed the spiritual element of the landscape, which he feels should be the goal of the landscape painter. 

 

Glen painting en Plein Air with artists Sarah Weber and John Moyers, Carmel 2005 

Glen painting en Plein Air with artists Sarah Weber and John Moyers, Carmel 2005

 

Select Awards:

  • 2013 - "Distant Giant" placed in the permanent collection, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, OK
  • 2013 - Golden Thunderbird Award, Maynard Dixon Country, Carmel, Utah
  • 2007 -  Kelman-Ortiz award, Torrey Pines Plein Air Painting Invitational
  • 2003 - Grand Prize and Artist Choice Award, Arizona- Sonoran Desert Museum Painting Invitational 
  • 2002 - Honorable Mention, San Luis Obispo Painting Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2002 - Best Miniature Painting Award, 8th Annual Mission San Juan Capistrano Painting Festival, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Capistrano, CA
  • 2001 - Inaugural Emerging Artist Award, Art and Antiques Magazine, Carmel Art Festival
  • 2001 - Honorable Mention Award, San Juan Capistrano Painting Festival

 

Select Publications:

  • Western Art Collector, November 2017
  • Western Art Collector, February 2013
  • Santa Fean Magazine, December 2009
  • Western Art Collector, December 2009
  • American Art Collector, June 2009
  • Art of the West magazine, January - February 2008
  • Western Art Collector Magazine, feature article, November 2007
  • Southwest Art magazine, feature article, November 2004
  • American Artist Magazine, feature article "The Big Lessons", June 2003
  • Southwest Art magazine, "News Makers" May 2003
  • Southwest Art magazine, Inaugural "21 under 31" 2000

 

Select Shows:

  • 2017 "25th Anniversary Celebration" Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2013 - Young Guns: Three of the Nation's Top Western Artists Under 40, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2012 - Landscapes of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2012 - 14th Annual Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, Utah
  • 2012 - 4th Annual Small Works Show and Sale, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2004 – 2009 - Maynard Dixon Country (invited artist)
  • 2007-2009 - Coors Western Art Show (invited artist)
  • 2007 - Torrey Pines Plein Air Painting competition (invited artist)
  • 2005 – Solo Show and Sale – Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 - "The Vanishing West" - One Man Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 - The Empire 100, Western Art Show, Northern Trust Bank, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 - Artists of the Grand Canyon, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2003 - California Art Club 93rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
  • 2003 - 7th Annual Plein Air Art Exhibition Invitational, "Sights of Southern California" - Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
  • 2003 - Mission San Juan Capistrano Invitational Plein Air Painting Festival, CA
  • 2003 - The 5th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna, CA
  • 2003 - "Wanderlust" One Man Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2003 - "Empire Ranch Show", Tucson, AZ
  • 2002 - "Lincoln Plein Air Painting Invitational" (invited artist), Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2002 - LPAPA signature member show, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2002 - 92nd Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, CA
  • 2002 - "Painting the Parks", Estes Park 2002, Estes Park, CO
  • 2002 - "Two Man Show", Glenn Dean & Phil Starke, Villas & Verandas, San Juan Capistrano, CA.
  • 2002 - Mission San Juan Capistrano Invitational Plein Air Painting Festival, CA. "Young Brushes II"
  • 2002 - Carmel Art Festival, Plein Air Painting Competition, Carmel, CA.
  • 2002 - Beaux Arts Bash, Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • 2002 - La Quinta Arts Foundation "Desert Plein Air, A Celebration of Outdoor Painting"
  • 2001 – 91st Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, CA